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The 2020-2021 Academic Calendar Printables are Here!

It’s one of my most favourite times of the year. That time where I get to share with you the new design for the dated calendars. This year I’m kicking it all off with the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar printables.

Each year I like to change up the designs and offer something new. I really hope you like the ones I’ve got for you this year.

In the post below you’ll find all of the dated 2020-2021 academic calendars.

The Jewel Tone Quarters collection is kicking off the new 2020-2021 Academic Calendars. These printable calendars come in two sizes, with your choice of two different layouts as well as a Monday or Sunday start.

This year I’m extra excited about the calendars because I’ve just started using a new program to design them. There was a little bit of a learning curve, but I’m fairly certain it’s going to allow me to offer some new options. Once I get the hang of it anyway.

But you’re not really hear to read my rambles, you’re hear to check out the calendars. So how about we jump right to it.

The 2020-2021 Dated Academic Calendars

I always have fun coming up with new designs for the calendars. It’s nice to change things up and try new things. Every year I listen carefully to all the feedback you give me and I try to use as much of it as I can when I start designing them.

This year I’ve opted for a simple and bold design that I’m called Jewel Tone Quarter. I wanted to make sure that the calendars would print just as well in greyscale as they do in colour. Like the Understated Rainbow collection from 2016, each month is a single colour paired with grey.

I opted to use only four colours this year. Each quarter of the year is a different colour.

  • Sapphire for Quarter 1 (January – March)
  • Peridot for Quarter 2 (April – June)
  • Amethyst for Quarter 3 (July – September)
  • Garnet for Quarter 4 (October – December)

A Few Things to Note

Before we jump to the 2020-2021 academic calendar printables there are a couple of things worth mentioning. Aside from the new program there have been a few changes made to the calendars this year.

The first is that I am sharing all of the Academic calendar in this post. Both the single and two pages per month calendars are below.

The second change is to the half-size calendars. If half-size is your planning jam please be sure to read the printing instructions carefully. For all of my other half-size printables I always design them two printables to a page. This new program creates them as individual pages which changes how they need to be printed.

Lastly each calendar comes with a cover page and a spare page at the end to make printing easier.

Ready to see the calendars?

Two Pages Per Month Academic Calendars

Let’s start things off with the two pages per month options. For the last few years, I put the notes column on the left-side but many of you requested I put it back on the right, so that’s exactly what I did.

Just like in previous years, I extended the notes section into the unused calendar day blocks so there is plenty of room for jotting down reminders, important events, or whatever you need to use that section for.

I opted for a simple but chunky font for the titles of the months and days of the week and a classic serif font for the dates. I also made sure to increase the size of the dates so that they are easier to read.

As always, to get a closer look at the printables and to download a copy of the ones you’d like, simply click their picture.

Full-Size

This is a printable, dated calendar for the 2020-2121 Academic year. It features a two pages per month layout in portrait orientation, Sunday start, and dot grid notes sections.
This is a printable, dated calendar for the 2020-2121 Academic year. It features a two pages per month layout in portrait orientation, Monday start, and dot grid notes sections.

As you can see, I wasn’t kidding when I said I was going for a simple design. My hope was that it would appeal to those who like clean lines and at the same time not interfere too much with those who like to decorate their planner with washi tape and stickers.

Half-Size

The half-size versions are identical to the full-size ones. Aside from size, the only difference is how to print them. I’ve included the printing instructions below the images.

This is a printable, dated calendar for the 2020-2121 Academic year. It is half US letter size and features a two pages per month layout in portrait orientation, Sunday start, and dot grid notes sections.
This is a printable, dated calendar for the 2020-2121 Academic year. It is half US letter size and features a two pages per month layout in portrait orientation, Monday start, and dot grid notes sections.

Printing Instructions for the Half-Size Two Pages Per Month Academic Calendars

For Best Results

  1. Open in Adobe Reader
  2. Select Print
  3. In the Page Size and Handling Section (just under the Pages to Print) select booklet option
  4. . Make sure the Booklet Subset is set to both sides and that the Binding is on the left.
  5. Make sure the orientation is set to Portrait
  6. . Print

Once printed you can either fold in half and use as a booklet or you can trim the pages down the middle and punch them to put in your planner.

You can also print each page individually but this means you’ll need to trim all four sides of each page.

  1. Open in Adobe Reader
  2. . Select Print
  3. In the Page Size and Handling Section make sure to select Actual Size
  4. If you have a duplex printer select Flip on Long Edge
  5. Make sure the orientation is set to Portrait
  6. Print

To trim these you need to trim 1 1/2 inches off each side and 1 1/4 inches off the top and bottom.

Single Page per Month Academic Calendars

The only things different about this layout, aside from the number of pages per month, is that there is no Notes column on these calendars and they are in landscape format.

The fonts and colours are all the same and the unused calendar blocks have been turned into notes sections, just like with the two pages per month ones.

Full-Size

This is a printable, dated calendar for the 2020-2121 Academic year. It features a single page per month layout in landscape orientation, Sunday start, and dot grid notes sections.
This is a printable, dated calendar for the 2020-2121 Academic year. It features a single page per month layout in landscape orientation, Monday start, and dot grid notes sections.

I usually print one of these to put on our family command center. I find that the landscape orientation works really on our cork board. There’s enough room to jot down important dates for our family without taking up too much room.

Half-Size

These ones are exactly the same as the full-size version, there is a just a few things you need to know before you print. You’ll find the printing instructions below the images.

This printable, dated, academic calendar is for the 2020-2021 academic year. It is half letter size in a single page per month layout in landscape orientation and features a Sunday start day and dot grid notes sections.
This printable, dated, academic calendar is for the 2020-2021 academic year. It is half letter size in a single page per month layout in landscape orientation and features a Sunday start day and dot grid notes sections.

Printing Instructions for the Half-Size Single Page Per Month Academic Calendars

For Best Results

  1. Open in Adobe Reader
  2. Select Print
  3. In the Page Size and Handling Section (just under the Pages to Print) select booklet option
  4. Make sure the Booklet Subset is set to both sides and that the Binding is on the left.
  5. Make sure the orientation is set to Portrait and that you select the Auto-Rotate pages within each sheet Option.
  6. Print

Once printed you can either fold in half and use as a booklet or you can trim the pages down the middle and punch them to put in your planner.

You can also print each page individually but this means you’ll need to trim all four sides of each page.

  1. Open in Adobe Reader
  2. Select Print
  3. In the Page Size and Handling Section make sure to select Actual Size
  4. If you have a duplex printer select Flip on Short Edge
  5. Make sure the orientation is set to Landscape
  6. Print

To trim these you need to trim 1 1/4 inches off each side and 1 1/2 inches off the top and bottom.

So what do you think of the 2020-2021 academic calendar printables? Do the bolder colours and simpler design appeal to you? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Drop me a comment in the box below.

If you’d like to get early sneak peeks of new printables, check out my Facebook group, The Scatter-Brain’s Guide. It’s a place to come together and chat about productivity, ask for advice, offer advice, and of course stay in the know about new printables coming out.

That’s it for the 2020-2021 academic calendar printables. I know that the year at a glance is missing from this post. I did that on purpose because I’m planning to share them with some other yearly planning printables.

Now it’s Your Turn

The 2020 dated calendars are the next ones slated to be shared, but I’d love to know if there are other planner printables you’d like to see that match the new design. Do you need a weekly or daily right away?

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8 Comments

  1. I LOVE THIS! I’ve been using this site to create my personal planner for 3 years now. I am working on building my 2020-2021 Academic Planner for next year (Teach 8th Grade) and could not have done it without you! Thank you so much!! <3

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Hi Lizbeth, you’re very welcome. I’m thrilled that you’re finding the printables useful each year.

  2. I’m having problems understanding the instructions for printing. I don’t have a booklet option & to change the document on Adobe I have to pay for it. Is there another way to print the ½ size calendars out. Thank you.

    By the way I adore your website & am trying to put together an organiser filled with all of your fantastic printables, but I’m finding it very daunting. I just don’t know where to start, I need to sort my head out & my life. I’ve lost all motivation & self worth. This epidemic is playing havoc with my mental health. And I’d really like to concentrate on your habit & goal building printables, (goal 1 is very simple…getting dressed lol). Anyway you’ve pointed me in the right direction, I just hope I can come up with something before I give in.

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Hi Danielle, first I’m so sorry that this pandemic has caused you so much frustration and unpheaval. It’s been a very strange few months. You should be able to print it just fine in the free version of Adobe, however I will dig deeper into what might be causing the issue. I have a couple of questions – are you using Windows or Mac? And what kind of printer do you have? That will help me narrow down the search into why it isn’t working for you.

  3. Kelley V. says:

    I love your academic printables! I build my own planner every year with your calendar because the boxes are big, the pages are clean and simple, and the overall look is pleasing. I’ll check back in a few weeks to see if you have the academic yearly full page ready. Thank you for creating these every year!

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Hi Kelley, I hope you were able to find the yearly pages. I opted to put all the yearly academic planner pages together in one post to make it easier to find them all.

  4. Is there a way to make the Monthly calendars stretch to fit a legal size page? I need more box than an 8 1/2 x 11 will accommodate and my “free” pdf readers don’t stretch the calendars lengthwise.

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Hi Teresa, I tried to print a copy in legal myself. I only have a free pdf reader as well and I couldn’t find a way to make it print. Would you be able to email me and let me know what layout and size you’re looking for?

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